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Hummingbird House, an elegant, modern ocean view villa in Bottom Bay, Barbados

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 14 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 6

Hummingbird House is a new villa with ocean views and a private swimming pool just a two-minute walk from Bottom Bay Beach - an out-of-the-way 150 meter strip of breathtaking white sand and coconut trees sandwiched between two sea cliffs. It is arguably the most beautiful beach in Barbados.

Our villa features 3 air-conditioned bedrooms and a nicely equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances. The living room has comfy lounge seating for six with a widescreen LCD HDTV and the master bedroom features an en-suite bathroom and a walk-in closet. The spacious covered back patio is exposed to a refreshing sea breeze and overlooks a private pool with beautiful ocean views.

Bottom Bay is on the southeast coast of Barbados in the parish of St Philip, with most of the island within a 30 minute drive. Much of the sea coast in St. Philip is made up of a series of ragged, scenic coastal cliffs that are punctuated occasionally by idyllic white-sand beaches such as Bottom Bay.

The Bottom Bay Region: Bottom Bay is on the southeast coast of Barbados in the parish of St Philip, a scenic out-of-the-way area in eastern Barbados. As Barbados is only about 21 miles long (North-to-South) by 14 miles wide (East-to-West), nothing on the island is too far away, and most places are within an easy 30-minute drive. Much of the sea coast in St. Philip is made up of a series of scenic, ragged coastal cliffs that are punctuated occasionally by idyllic white-sand beaches such as Bottom Bay (which is in our opinion the most spectacular of these - although we're admittedly a bit biased).

While most of the big hotels and resorts on the island are situated along the west coast, the quieter southeast coast and the east coast offer the breathtaking views and rugged natural scenery that make Barbados an island paradise. In addition to the picturesque Bottom Bay Beach, the world-famous Crane Beach and Sam Lords Castle beachfront are within 10 minutes drive. If you're looking for fine dining nearby, the Crane Resort has two acclaimed restaurants, and the busier south and west coasts are 20-30 minutes drive away. We highly recommend the inexpensive, low-key nightly 'Fish-Fry' at Oistins (on the south coast in Christ Church), home of the Island's biggest fish market.

Getting Around: Bridgetown's harbor and shopping are a 25-30 minute drive away (if you avoid rush hour traffic), and renowned golf courses at the Barbados Golf Club and Sandy Lane Resort (where Tiger Woods was married) are just 15 & 30 minutes away, respectively.

We highly recommend renting a car for getting around the island, but regular buses are also available and taxis can be called as alternatives. Many car rental companies will drop off and pick up cars to our villa, making the experience fairly painless.

More Details

Owner
Janine Marshall
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

Amenities

Apple Hall Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Outdoor access from pool area
    Outside Shower - outdoor shower , in the backyard for washing off sand etc
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 queen
    Front Bedroom - 1 queen
    Back Bedroom - 1 twin/ single , An air mattress is also availble.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • duty free shops
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Cable TV is available, as well as a loaned local mobile phone capable of international calling for use on the island. The mobile phone is prepaid and it will be initially loaded (with at about $20 BDS) for your convenience - we ask guests who choose to use this phone to please refill it (at one of the many readily available stations) before departing. We also have an internet connection (and WiFi) that guests may use free of charge. This connection is via a GPRS/EDGE modem and tops out at speeds of 230 kbps (several times faster than dial-up, but slower than DSL). Snorkeling equipment (mask & fins) is also available as well as a boogey board, and we now have a hammock and a hammock chair for relaxing on the back patio..

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Hummingbird House, an elegant, modern ocean view villa in Bottom Bay, Barbados
average rating of 4.757576 based on 66 reviews
Markham, Ontario, Canada
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Hummingbird House, Private Paradise In Barbados

  • 5 of 5

Our wonderful experience started with Jan and John, the couple that manage the property. They had asked for our flight information and were expecting us when we showed up in the driveway. Jan and John made sure that we knew everything about the property, the area and gave us great tips on what to see and do during our stay. Their welcome was the prelude to the warm and friendly hospitality that is prevalent on this island.

The property is very well maintained. Even though there is an indoor dining area, we ate, sat and gathered exclusively at the outdoor dining room table in the covered area by the pool. The kitchen was well stocked and we especially enjoyed the fridge that spit out plenty of crushed ice that made a great base for our ``Hummingbird Rum Punch``. Although there is air conditioning, after the first couple of nights, we acclimatized and just let the ocean breeze that blew through the open windows cool us down.

Stepping outside through the double French doors each morning, we were greeted by the sunrise, a magnificent view of the ocean breaking over the offshore reef in the distance and the sounds of the surf.

We often heard comments from the locals that Bottom Bay was the best beach on the island; and we can attest to that. The cove is picturesque; the sand is beautiful, the water clear blue and the beach extremely clean. The ocean is a little rougher on the south eastern coast but our group enjoyed playing in the surf.

A rental car is a must. While it took a little getting used to driving on the “wrong side” of the road, the drivers are very courteous and make allowances for tourists. You will get lost! But who cares, the island is small and even a series of wrong turns won’t get you too far off track.

So much to do – not enough time. Don’t miss: Oistins Friday night party, the BBQ fish fry near the villa at the Church, St. Lawrence Gap (night life and restaurants). Drive the island. We especially enjoyed our coastal trip around the entire island. The view from the northern cliffs around Cluffs Bay is breathtaking and stopping off at Round House on the east coast for Coconut pie rounded out the day as the sun set on the surfers riding the waves below. Our favorite restaurants were L’Azure at the Crane (it was our anniversary), Pisces in the St Lawrence Gap, Round House and hanging out on Cutters’ patio.

We had a great time and look forward to returning to Hummingbird House.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Donna & Gary were Ideal guests. We're glad they had a wonderful anniversary & vacation.
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5

Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

this house was beautiful and had all the amenities we needed. There was a couple who is taking care of the houses for the owner in the area and they were very hospitable and we're there if we needed anything. the beach was probably the most beautiful on the island. this was our second time to barbados and we have an even better time than the first. the pool and sheets and towels were all very clean. we ended up renting scooters instead of a car as the places we wanted to see were within 10 mins away. we had to remember turn on the water heater a half hour before showering because we took showers at night and the water was solar heated. all in all it was a beautiful stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic!!!

  • 4 of 5

Location was excellent. Hummingbird House is lovely with a sensational sea view. It was well equipped. Property managers were attentive, informative and non-intrusive. Barbados is now our top Caribbean destination.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect

  • 5 of 5

My famIlya of 5 spent 5 days at this villa.. it was great for us, the pool was awesome as the youngest one enjoyed wading in it while I cooked

Everything was good only thing that the location of Villa would require to have a rental car which we had rented and was able to tour through island

Great price. , very clean and comfortable !!!

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mark & Sabrina Holmes

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Hummingbird House for a week. The atmosphere was very relaxing and welcoming, having the chance to listen to the ocean while lying in the hammock, bathing in the pool, or resting in the sitting room. We accessed 4 different unique beaches from the property and enjoyed the walks to each. The caretakers checked on us regularly and answered any questions we had. All the amenities in the house worked perfectly, and the owners thought of everything to make our stay pleasant. Highly recommended

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing and relaxing stay!

  • 5 of 5

It was a relaxing week at bottom bay. The property is on a good site, with cooling breezes. It was clean and very comfortable. Thanks a lot also Jon and Jan, who looked after us. It was really great.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Grantley Adams International
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Car: recommended

Situated east of the windward isles, Barbados is an enchanting coral stone island about 26 miles long by 14 miles wide with a population of about 250,000. Our villa is located on the southeastern coast of the island and is a short stroll from the breathtaking Bottom Bay Beach, one of the most picturesque beaches in the world. There are several other stunning beaches within the immediate area including the famous beaches at The Crane and Sam Lords Castle within 5 minute drives, and lesser known secluded beaches at Cave Bay (Harrismith) and Palmetto Bay within easy walking distance. The airport is situated approximately 15 minutes away and the capital, Bridgetown, around 30 minutes from our villa.

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Rates & Availability

Apple Hall Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Apr 16 2017 - Dec 14 2017
4 night minimum stay
$135
$950
 
 
Holiday
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 15 2018
14 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
High Season
Jan 16 2018 - Apr 15 2018
4 night minimum stay
$1,250
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$135
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400

Please see our website www.bottombayvilla.com

50% deposit needed to hold reservation. Balance payment with security deposit due 1 month prior to stay. All payments via paypal

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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